Iran nailed down its spot as the No. 2 team coming out of Pool D with a five-set comeback win over Finland. Meanwhile Poland snatched up its fifth-straight win, topping Bulgaria in four sets.
Bulgaria, one of two host nations of the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championships, have announced their 14-man roster for…
Co-hosts Bulgaria wants to do well in front of its home crowd in this year’s WCH
Bratoev was originally thought to have just a sprain, but an MRI revealed that he had a fracture in his foot.
On paper, the Americans are the odds on favorite to win Pool 2, with Argentina offering the biggest challenge. However, the roster will be a bit young without the services of Micah Christenson, Matt Anderson and Aaron Russell, who just finished Champions League play.
The Czech Republic bested France in four sets to move on to the quarterfinals alongside Slovenia, Bulgaria and Italy.
Earning free passes directly to the quarterfinals are: Serbia (A), Germany (B), Russia (C) and Belgium (D). All four teams won their groups with perfect 3-0 marks.
Serbia picked up its second win of the competition, edging Estonia in five sets and all but ensuring itself the top spot in Pool A with a 2-0 mark, while Russia seized control of Pool C at 2-0 with a sweep of Slovenia.
The third week of the World League ended and a number of players stepping up for their teams in crucial moments of the tournament.
France’s Stephen Boyer remains on fire after the third week of play in the FIVB World League.